On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 07:33:57PM +0100, Donovan R. Palmer wrote: > I have been using Linux for over 10 years, but have for a number of reasons > become very interested in learning to use FreeBSD. Are there any ex or > current Linux users here and could you tell me how hard it is to make the > shift from Linux? Is there anything in particular which has been written > which would be useful to read?
Depends, really. For the average desktop user, there's no difference whatsover - Gnome, KDE, etc., are basically identical on both platforms. From an administration point of view, things are in different places - but if you've used more than a couple of GNU/Linux distributions you may have encountered this anyway. The only difficulty I've had is in portability of things like shell scripts and Makefiles between the two; options supported in one version of a program may not always be supported in the other and/or may work differently (this isn't to say BSD is worse, just different). A couple of links: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2004/11/11/FreeBSD_Basics.html http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php -- Benjamin A'Lee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://subvert.org.uk/~bma/ "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein
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